During its construction, this Park Slope apartment building by fancy Mexican-born, New York-based architect Enrique Norten routinely riled up the high-strung neighbors. First, the building was deemed too modern; its all-glass façade clashed with the neighborhood’s iconic Brownstones.
Next, the developer’s last-minute attempt to throw up townhouses where they’d proposed a communal front yard elicited a rare reprimand from the Board of Standards & Appeals: “The applicant’s inability to realize a reasonable return is due to mismanagement rather than actual costs…any hardship claimed by the applicant is self-created.”
Things have since calmed down. The gated front garden remains intact, the building has grown on some neighbors, and units have been quietly selling at reasonable prices. This two-bedroom, two-bath unit is listed for $830,000 by Brown Harris Stevens agents Rich Shade and Shlomi Reuveni. Others have been listed as low as the mid-600s this summer, but with its unique 1,043-square-foot layout, unit 3B is worth the price.
Now just hope the architecture snobs don’t rush in and wreck the fragile détente. Those who live in glass houses…